It was never about the cake, it is about bigotry and hate

2 days ago

Remember when they told us it was about wedding cakes? Now they’re trying to cancel Pride all over the nation. What’s next?

Let’s talk about Chick Fil A going woke….

As he says woke is just a code word, a dog whistle for what ever group the republican religious conservatives chose to target.  Listen up, which group will they target next.   Hugs

GOP Rep: Low-Income Housing “Discourages Marriage”

Talk about pushing your religious views on to people so poor as to need government assistance.  This is more of the fundamentalist rights war on women.     Look at the things the republicans have pushed, removing a woman’s right to her own reproductive care via abortion, removing a woman’s right to contraception, in 7 states the republicans are trying to outlaw no-fault divorce thinking it will force people to stay married, and of course outlawing anything but straight relations by overturning the right of marriage equality.   This guy wants to force low income women to marry a guy, any guy, to be able to have a place to live.   Plus the guy is a white supremacists racist.   Hugs 

“For whatever reason, the people who put together this bill, knew we needed work requirements for SNAP but they said we shouldn’t have them for Medicaid, which kind of, I predicted. But they left low-income housing untouched.

“I think as far as discouraging work and discouraging marriage, I think low-income housing is even a more dangerous program than the food stamps.

“So, I’m including low-income housing in the mix of having work requirements. The amendment is drafted to include Section 8 housing, which is an error on my part because there are other low-income housings as well.

“But that’s what we have before us.” – GOP Rep. Glenn Grothman, during last night’s House Rules Committee debate on the debt ceiling bill.

Grothman appeared here last week when he complained that Biden won’t nominate “straight white guys” to the federal judiciary.

He also appeared here in January 2023 when he posted a flag associated with the Christian nationalist movement outside his Capitol office.

Months earlier he gave a floor speech condemning the US Census for collecting data on LGBTQ Americans, which he found “horrifying.”

Before that he appeared here in June 2021 when he authored a bill that would ban teaching the history of racism in Washington DC public schools.

His first appearance here came in September 2011 when as a Wisconsin state senator he authored a successful bill that banned mentioning contraception in sex ed classes.

Grothman opposes recognizing Kwanzaa and Martin Luther King Jr. Day as state holidays. In 2015, he authored a bill to place a ban on same-sex marriage in the US Constitution.

Grothman ran unopposed in the 2022 election.


Shorter Christianist GQPer: We need to ensure women and their kids are hungry and homeless so they have to depend on men.

There no depths to which the GOP monsters will not sink…..🙄🙄🙄

I’m reminded of FOX News (10-12 years ago) getting viewers all riled up over the fact that poor people had refrigerators. 🙄

These GOP monsters can never be cruel enough


And they’re also horrified that poor people have decent smartphones – which might be their only connection to email and the rest of the internet, for school, finding jobs, keeping jobs, as well as being informed, entertained, and socially connected like more well-off folks.

They are complete monsters! Anyone who thinks of food stamps and low-income housing as “horrifying” is a heartless POS in my book. God forbid we should try to help the poor without making them jump through a bunch of hoops first. I hate these right-wing ghouls with a passion!

Not everyone can or WANTS to get married and have children. I know it sure as hell wasn’t for me. I still have to eat and pay rent. These assholes want to control every aspect of our lives. Next up, rules for how poor people brush their teeth and get dressed in the morning?

You know what discourages marriage and having children? The cost of living which has been too high for a long time, but has now soared through the roof. And what is the QAnonGOP’s plan to bring down the cost of living? Ban drag shows and investigate Hunter Biden.

How does a work requirement encourage marriage?

You have to rely on another working adult in the household, since there are no social supports.


When I was a little kid, it was still possible for two adults and a kid or three to live comfortably on one income.

Hint: workers have NOT gotten less productive in the decades since. More profits have stayed at the top.

You know what also dissuades younger people from getting married? Crushing college debt. A lot of those kids can’t afford a house, and put off marriage, until they’re in better financial shape, but this chud doesn’t want to actually do anything to fix that problem…does he? Guess what? He really doesn’t care about people getting married. He’s just looking for any reason to be a dick.

Not everyone needs to go to college, but those in the trades who went from apprentice to journeyman to master and other skill paths are also being crushed by energy sector price gouging, food price gouging and many other factors that dissuade them from getting married and starting a family.

TRANSLATION – ‘We need to manage the poors like we do a commercial livestock operation, ensuring that we get sufficient return on our investment of feed and shelter’.

There needs to be a strict work requirement for congresspersons.


Florida Construction Sites And Farm Fields Empty Of Workers Due To Impending Anti-Migrant Bill [VIDEO]

This post is for those who claim the US doesn’t need immigrants, documented and undocumented.   The US has a worker shortage, especially in the hardest to do jobs.   The US has a need for younger people to support the aging population.   Immigrants want to fill these needs, they are coming here to work and raise families.    Yet because they have darker skin tones, the right fights hard to prevent them coming into the country.     Hugs

They tried this in Alabama 14 years ago. Construction and farming came to a screeching halt. There was no one to build houses and what was a 6 month to 8 month build went to 12 to 14 months.

it almost destroyed farmers, all immigrants fled to georgia and florida.

And then GA did this after AL and it had the same outcome. Agro and construction stopped. GA lost 300 million that one year and lost a decent percentage of their migrant workers for years after.

Even legal immigrants left the state

and a lot of tax revenue…

I suspect Latinos with green cards or citizenship also faced a lot of bigotry as well. Not surprised they would want to leave.


Looking forward to Meal Team 6 stepping forward to take these desperately needed jobs.


And when they tried to use prison labor it failed spectacularly.

So, all those idiots who screamed, “They’re taking our jobs!” can get back to work now, right?

conservatives never fucking learn. You can’t have the labor without the laborers. They’re a goddamn package deal.

So where, oh where, are all the Reuplicans that were claiming illegal immigrants were taking their jobs away from them? Surely there must’ve been a LOT of white Republicans looking for field and construction work, right?

Once the public schools are shut down there will be plenty of cheap labor!


They Voted to Eat their Young

Why it Matters,  They Voted to Eat their Young.  By Randy

  Picture1  Jakuniku-kyoushoku.  “It’s the year 2022, and the population has risen to a third of a billion for the United States.  Pollution, catastrophic climate change and blind greed-based taxation has caused severe shortages of food, water and housing nationwide while the military budget grows beyond the ability of the nation.  Only the wealthy can afford health care.  The environment is oppressively hot and humid thanks to the out-of-control greenhouse effect.  Corporate America has taken on the role of feeding most of the nation’s population with tasteless processed foods, over-preserved and under scrutinized, while nutritional and safety factors are the new cost of repeatedly underfunded government overwatch programs and an overworked populace repeatedly asked to sacrifice more and more so the wealthiest may receive favorable tax breaks.  The Soylent Corporation produces their wonder food called Soylent Green…” (edited quote of Soylent Green film summary, 1973).

   I am quite fascinated by movies, books and articles detailing the expected world of my current life, like the above movie synopsis.  I read 1984 and thought it was Oracular. Picture2 My father kept Popular Mechanics magazines from the 1950’s and 1960’s that tell me I should be flying my car by now.  Shortly after I was born American men were walking on the moon, stepping out of the nation’s boundaries as explorers and architects of a new future.  During that time, a generation fought against itself – one side imagining the heights we could go if we only dreamed, if we only loved one-another, if we only gave more than lip service to the idea of freedom, while others suffered a nightmare of bullets in jungles they didn’t know existed but a short time before.  Men of Peace, men of hope, men like John Lennon died to bullets, and it seemed like the generation had made its choice.  The fall of Jimmy Carter, the rise of Trickle-Down politics and Glory of Greed, Iran/Contra-gate, a new war in the land of sand and oil, and a new rising NRA became the Siren’s Song spelling the end to the hope of Lennon and King. 

  In ‘Men in Black’, Tommy Lee Jones asked Will Smith ‘They are beautiful, aren’t they…Picture3the stars…I never look at them anymore’.  Have we lost the hope that seemed to infect America when I was young, when cars were shaped after rocket ships and kids would look to the stars and dream of following in Buzz Aldren’s steps?  It is no wonder to me why people long for the world to be like it was in the ‘60’s.  Life was simpler back then, provided you weren’t drafted, a woman, a minority or poor.  Marjory Taylor Greene has called for a new America, a new Civil War, a new Hitlerian dystopia where we must declare our votes.  She wants to void criminal charges for a national secrets leak because it was originated by someone who was white, Christian and anti-war.  Lauren Bobert says that babies are being murdered after birth for the convenience of a late abortionist.  Our most recent president is in court for Rape, Tax Fraud, and his followers are going to Jail for Sedition and Violence in efforts to Overthrow the Government, but that’s all “fake news”.  Fox News pays $787,500,000 to avoid justice, Governor DeSantis kidnaps destitute families and declares gay people to no longer exist in Florida, and “Good Guys with Guns” stood by and watched babies be shot.  Across The Land of the Free, men are being accused of horrible crimes for telling stories to children and their parents in public libraries.  The religious right has declared the liar, the glutton, adulterer, the jealous, the proud, the lazy and the wrath filled to be saintly.

   I don’t think anyone really cares what Marjory Taylor Greene really believes since the idea that she would be called upon to seriously debate a moral standard in anyPicture4 capacity beyond a cautionary one is surely pure comedy.  She is surely not the cause of our troubles, only the parasite that feeds on our weakened flesh.  She is a result of a country that gains their beliefs from news anchors and pundits, like rags flapping in a breeze that the ill-considered salute unquestioningly.  I understand; I’m a Chicago Cubs fan, and I could respond to any challenge with “We’ll get them next year”.  Then one year they somehow kept winning and the joke became real. 

  The ’Trump in Politics’ era, which coincided quite conveniently with the ”No” era of the republicans brought about a fracture in what was respectable public speech. Picture5 I was raised that it is the obligation of every man to those who follow behind to make a world better than he found it so that his children may live their life without war, famine, disease, poverty.  But suddenly there was a black man in the White House and the era of fear and denial was upon us.  Now we are strangled by guns, anger, lies and false reality.  The preeminent focus is not what is best for our youth, our country, but what will regain the lost power of the ’50’s for those longing for a world gone by.

  What happened to love? Picture6 What happened to my neighbor?  What happened to those Sunday School lessons?  Have we lost already the promise of our fathers, the charge of those who came before?  We are meant to be a country of builders.   I feel anger and despair in those around me as they are denied their reality, denied their choice, denied their identity. 

  I would propose a new law, a new rule:  When finally that long line in the cold of November on that blustery Tuesday, alongside the ballot of new candidates and propositions, tax law and millages, sets a screen.  On that screen flip pictures of the voter’s family, his friends, his loved ones.  And, then, maybe his vote isn’t one designed to enact vengeance and fear but hope for those who come after.  Maybe then the vote is for the ones who truly matter in all that we do:  Those who will inherit the decision about to be made.


Most Of Kenyan Starvation Cult’s Victims Are Children

I am sorry but I can not deal with this.   For the last few days I have read of how bad gays and trans people are and I have even posted religious leaders screaming about this.  I am really not able to process that the very religion’s that scream about how bad people like me are but they don’t seem to care about the members of their faith that rape or even kill the followers of their faith.   Before anyone tries to tell me about the very few gay  / trans killers please remember that our community did not gather around to protect those horrible people.  Churches / religious organizations do!  Hugs


A child would NEVER choose to starve themselves to death.

Therefore these kids were all MURDERED.

This is so sickening. Decades after Jim Jones poisoned his congregants with Kool-Aid, here we go again with another Messianic mass murderer cloaked in religious garb.

“Suffer the little children?”
Seriously, if adults want to do this to themselves, that’s one thing. But children do not have any choice. This is sickening and learning that most of the dead are children is even worse.